04 Sep '12, 3pm

Boston and New York Are Turning #ClimateChange Preparedness Planning into Action

Boston and New York Are Turning #ClimateChange Preparedness Planning into Action

Although the federal and state governments have an integral role when it comes to planning and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate, cities are the ones on the front lines. Municipalities increasingly are grappling with how best to protect people and infrastructure in the face of climate change. Actions at the local level ultimately will determine how our communities and neighborhoods respond to hotter temperatures, changes in precipitation, rising sea levels, water supply challenges, and other climate-related impacts. Fortunately, many cities around the U.S. have been tackling this issue head on. Major cities like New York and Boston have been among the national leaders on climate change planning—and they are taking steps to move beyond just planning. Map of major Boston landmarks and the 100-year flood zone in 2100 under a high emissions scenario (Image credit...

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